Although it was expected to come earlier, the redesigned Toyota Sequoia will most likely appear at the end of 2017. The new 2018 Toyota Sequoia redesign will provide a radically different look to this vehicle. The new Sequoia model will be provided with a completely new platform. Many changes will be made in both the interior and exterior design. During 2016, various conflicting news arrived from Toyota.
There have been many announcements that Toyota Sequoia will be discontinued. It is still unclear why many dealers of this vehicle received such information. Fortunately, info about cessation of production of Sequoia have proved wrong. In October 2016, the Sequoia 2017 model appeared, with really small changes compared to the existing model. Therefore, all fans of this model can be relieved, because good news is coming again about the new redesigned Sequoia model.
2018 Toyota Sequoia redesign of exterior
As we all know, Sequoia already has a pretty modern and powerful design. However, changes are possible and are always desirable. When we speak about redesign, designers are each time the most dedicated to the grill, bumper and headlights. In this case, we have a similar situation. The grill will be slightly larger than before. Headlights will be winged, and will have LED bulbs . The new Sequoia will be shipped with 18-inch alloy wheels. There will be a choice of a power sunroof that will look great with the new lines of this model. The front bumper will experience a serious redesign. With files from various motor shows, it is evident that the intake manifold on the bumper will be moved upward compared to the previous versions. The 2018 Sequoia will be manufactured in as much as 6 trim levels: SR5, SR5FFV, Limited, Limited FFV, Platinum and the Platinum FFV. Previous versions usually had only 3 trim levels.
2018 Toyota Sequoia interior redesign
The new Sequoia will exude a modern design and have a large space for travelers. As before, there will be enough space for 8 adults. It should be noted that the third row will have a standard 60/40-split foldable seats. All seats will be made of quality materials. Passengers in the middle row will have plenty of head and leg room. In the third row, there will be enough space for smaller people or children. From the equipment, it is necessary to enumerate the most important features: Large 6.1-inch touchscreen, satellite and HD radio, Bluetooth and USB connectivity, and an excellent audio system. As part of standard equipment, there will be three-zone automatic climate control and cruise control. In addition to these technical improvements, we should expect many security enhancements. First of all, we should expect rear cross-traffic alerts, keyless entry, blind-spot monitoring, and push button start.
2018 Toyota Sequoia engine
According to some announcements, the redesigned Sequoia will get a brand new V8 5.7 liter iForce engine, which will give an output of 389 HP. The maximum torque of the engine will be a 401 pound/feet. This engine will have a dual independent VVT-I, which is a completely new technology solution. Fuel consumption will be in direct correlation with output power. This system will make a correlation between the intake camshaft, exhaust camshaft and camshaft drive.
As well as the previous model, Sequoia will have automatic 6-speed transmission. In that way, this powerful engine will fully come to the fore with its great agility and strength. According to some predictions, this SUV should achieve speed from 0 to 60 mph in just 6.7 seconds. When we know the performance of similar vehicles, we must express doubts in these figures. However, I would prefer if some full-size SUVs really had the performance of sports cars. The consumption of new Toyota Sequoia will remain at the level of models from 2016 years, which means 13 mpg in the city and 17 mpg on the open road. On this video you can found Sequoia 2018 captured from different angles.
2018 Toyota Sequoia release date and price
The exact date of occurrence is not yet known, but it should be during the third quarter of 2017 years. The price of the new redesigned Sequoia will be similar to existing. So the price will be between 46,000 and $ 65,000. The good thing about the new Sequoia is the fact that everyone will be able to choose the equipment between the aforementioned six trim levels.